Bernard A. Williams, ESQ.
Bernard A. Williams is the founder of the Company Counsel, LLC, where he focuses his practice on representing local and regional small business owners. His areas of specialization include complex commercial litigation and business disputes, general civil litigation, management consulting, and employment law.
Before joining the Legis Group, Mr. Williams was the owner and general counsel of More Likely To Succeed, Inc., an educational services company in the greater Philadelphia area that specialized in test preparation and college counseling.
Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavor, Mr. Williams was a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, located in Philadelphia. Mr. Williams entered private practice as an associate in the Litigation Department at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, located in New York, where he represented multinational corporate clients on a variety of business disputes in federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies and regulatory authorities. Prior to that, Mr. Williams served as a law clerk to the Honorable Theodore McMillian of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Mr. Williams is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Barristers’ Association, and the National Bar Association.
Mr. Williams received his bachelor’s degree from American University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as staff editor and associate editor on the NYU Law Review.
Mr. Williams also published an article entitled “Written Discovery Strategies in Civil Litigation” in the summer of 2013.